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“The Planet Africa Apartments by Sunshine Letting”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Villa Sunshine

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Villa Sunshine
Ranked #2 of 7 Bantry Bay B&B and Inns
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Meppel, The Netherlands
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“The Planet Africa Apartments by Sunshine Letting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2013

We spent a week in the Planet Africa Apartments which are part of the Villa Sunshine Letting concept and we loved it. Apartments were cleaned daily, with clean sheets every 3 days and clean towels every 2 days. Pool area was good with the opportunity to braai or to use the gym. 33 apartments are using the pool, but even at Christmas time it never got too loud or crowded.

The apartments have a big kitchen which is fully equiped. We had 2 bedrooms and two bathrooms with shower.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Ulandi C, Manager at Villa Sunshine, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
Please post your review to Sunshine Letting not Villa Sunshine.
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012

i spent two nights at villa sunshine - and came back after eight days having made a trip down the coast. as my first arrival was very late, a driver was organised that picked me up at the airport and literally dropped me off directly at my room. the rooms are in excellent condition, with seaside view and the service is impeccable. the breakfast is very rich and also responds to specific dietary needs. the villa sunshine is not far from the waterfront so i could do my morning run at the coast every day. i was promptly assisted by ulandi and her colleagues with any questions that arised. thank you for having made this such a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Ulandi C, Manager at Villa Sunshine, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
Annabell, the fearless bike rider :-)
Thank you for your review!!!! We were happy to have you here. I hope you doing well and that we will see you again one day!
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

We spent 5 nights in Cape Town and surrounding towns and this was the worst of them all. Sadly, while the room looked "clean", it was not! The pillows smelt of body odor...that was a starter. The bedsheets did not feel clean. There as no bath gel or shampoo...it was just not a good experience. I guess cheap comes at a price, which is ok, but cleanliness should still be achievable for the price charged.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

That this was my second stay at Villa Sunshine speaks volumes. For our first stay we had our girls and were in their self-catering apartments.This time we opted for the B&B as it was only my wife and I. As was the case the last time and given our landing time, we were conveniently picked up at the airport. On arrival, we were surprised that no additional linen was available given that South Africa is presently in the throes of winter. Nevertheless, on being told of the need, Ulandi promptly supplied the linen requested. This, apart from the fact that she had assisted with the car hire. Management must hold onto her by all means! Overall, we had a pleasant stay although comparatively, I prefer their self-catering apartments for their modern look and feel.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2012

We made a booking using AsiaRooms.com and were mislead regarding the price per night as well as services provided. Lady at AsiaRooms quoted us 450-00 rands per night initially and the second I agreed to go ahead with the booking she changed the price from 450-00 to 550-00. Now I did not have time to look further as I was flying out later that day already so I still went ahead with the booking. We were also assured that a wifi internet connection was complimentary at the B&B, this was not the case when we arrived. The location of the B&B is perfect for all running around in central Cape Town. The rooms themselves are in desperate need of renovation. Bathroom was worn and looked dirty. Floors had also not been cleaned for a while. Walking barefoot on the tiles was not pleasant at all. The kettle in the room was not working either.

As our stay was only 3 nights we did not bother wasting our holiday to look for an alternative place to stay at, but we will not be returning to the same B&B again. We also found the rating system to be unreliable as this place in our view is not anywhere near 4 stars.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

Had a great stay and I was very happy with the comfortable room, decent sized bathroom and intimate patio. The staff and Manager in particular -Ulandi, was very accommodating, friendly and professional. Great base to explore all that Cape Town has to offer, near the beach and loads of shops and restaurants nearby. Pool area was very relaxing too. Highly recommended for a great, safe and comfortable stay

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Ulandi C, Front Office Manager at Villa Sunshine, responded to this review, 25 March 2015
Hi Bert and Chris,

Thank you very much for your feedback. It was a pleasure meeting you and I appreciate your review. I hope you come back to us on your next visit to Cape Town.

Kind Regards,
Henry
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

Airport pickup did not turn up - when we finally arrived at hotel (at additional taxi expense) & brought to owners attention he responded with extreme brusqueness implying it was our fault.The room was tired and barely cleaned. Staff ( including owner & spouse) rude and unhelpful.

Whatever organisation monitors tourist accomodation in Cape Town should investigate this establishment. Its advertised star rating is a joke.

(BTW - the rest of our stay in South Africa was superb and lived up to expectations - highly recommend the Garden Route and Natal)

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Villa Sunshine
Address: 1 Rochester Road, Bantry Bay 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Bantry Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Bantry Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Villa Sunshine 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Villa Sunshine is a perfect base from which to explore Cape Town. The city centre; Table Mountain, The V&A Waterfront and the International Convention Centre are all within a 5km radius. Beaches and Restaurants are within walking distance. Our 7 en-suite rooms are exquisitely furnished, equipped with all the necessary amenities to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Our rates also include a delicious continental breakfast. ... more   less 
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